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Vivarium Lighting: Fluorescent

Fluorescent lights for bioactive Terrariums & live vivariums

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About Our Fluorescent Options:

Generic Plant Growth Bulb Agricultural Plant Growth T5HO Bulbs
Introduction
Lighting doesn't need to cost a fortune, and high-output LEDs aren't always necessary. When it comes to keeping projects budget-friendly, working with fluorescent bulbs is often a great way to go. We carry a handful of CFL and T5HO fluorescent options for those looking to build a live vivarium on a budget. These inexpensive options are pretty old-school at this point, but they work great with costs considered. Below we'll get into the pros and cons of the fluorescent options we carry.
The "Pros" of fluorescent lighting
The lumen output (visual brightness) of fluorescent lights sometimes meets or exceeds the LEDs they compete with! For humans looking at the enclosure, it will be (just about) as bright as any competing LED option. If your inhabitant species benefits from temperatures higher than your room temperature, fluorescent bulbs are an especially good choice for daytime warmth. Some enthusiasts use CFLs during winter for added heat and LEDs in warmer months. CFL bulbs can easily be upgraded to Jungle Dawn or Value Grow LEDs using the same fixture down the road, if you ever decide to go that route! The best part about fluorescent bulbs is the price. A 13W LED might run you $25-29, while the competing 23W plant growth CFL (below) only costs $5.49! (That's about 80% cheaper per bulb!)
The "Cons" of fluorescent lighting
Fluorescent options typically have lower PAR output, higher heat output, greater energy consumption, and a shorter useful lifespan when compared to our LED options. While fluorescent bulbs are very bright visually (lumens), the amount of measurable PAR light (what grows plants) is typically lower then the competing LED. The lower PAR output will make growing certain "high light" plants (moss, bromeliads, certain orchids, etc) a little more difficult. After 8-18 months of use, the PAR light output of fluorescent lights will have degraded considerably, and will require replacement to keep output in the acceptable range. Many people will upgrade to LEDs at that time, or simply purchase new fluorescent bulbs and continue on. The yearly replacement cost isn't much though, considering the cost difference per bulb. A 5-year supply of CFLs can be had for the cost of about one LED!
A quick word about UVB
Certain animals require UVB light to naturally process vitamin D3, but the actual environments we build (i.e. plants) do not require UVB light to thrive. Plants require PAR light (photosynthetically active radiation), which is measured between 400-720nm, while UVB light is measured between 290-320nm. If the inhabitant species you care for will benefit from UVB lighting, you should offer a UVB basking spot. If the animal(s) you are working with don't require or benefit from light in the UVB spectrum, your environment won't require it either. The UVB light you choose will depend on your animal species.
The verdict
Fluorescent bulbs are a perfectly good choice for first-time builders, anyone working with warmth-loving species, and for anyone building on a budget. If you aren't sure, you can always start with CFLs for a very low investment and upgrade to LEDs later if you'd like. Each of the horizontal fixtures below will work great with CFLs, Value Grow, and Jungle Dawn LEDs! :-)
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Exo Terra Natural Light CFLs

Exo Terra's basic natural plant light

Exo Terra Natural Light CFLs
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Manufacturer Description:
The Exo Terra Natural Light is a full spectrum daylight bulb with a very high visual light output and high color rendering index (98 CRI). With its high visual light output and 6700K Color temperature, the Natural Light Terrarium Bulb is recommended as general light source for all terrarium types. The high light output makes this bulb ideal for planted terrariums and it's even suitable for animals with lower UV requirements, such as snakes, amphibians (frogs, toads and salamanders) and nocturnal animals. (Formerly called Reptiglo 2.0 UVB)
13W 26W
$13.99/ea 13W
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13W 26W
$19.99/ea 26W
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26W - For Enclosures Up To 24in Tall

Plant Growth Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Inexpensive generic bulbs appropriate for illuminating a vivarium or small grow area

Generic Plant Growth Bulb
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These super inexpensive bulbs are perfect for growing basic plants in smaller Vivariums & terrariums, and can be used in just about any common fixture with an appropriate wattage rating. We use these on a few of our vivariums where a little extra heat won't be a concern for the inhabitants, and where the plants included will be fairly basic. Depending on the brand available to us at the time, color temp ranges from 5000K-6400K, which falls within the ideal recommended spectrum for viewing and plant growth. Available in 13W for enclosures 13" and shorter, 18W for enclosures 13-18" high, 23W for enclosures up to 24" high, and 32W for horticultural or custom applications. The 13W, 18W, and 23W models fit all sizes of Exo Terra Compact Tops and Zoo Med Hoods. The 32W CFL must be used in a suspended deep dome fixture due to it's size & considerable heat output. Please visit our Vivarium Lighting Kits page to see which CFLs we'd recommend for your specific enclosure. (You'll get a discount on the CFLs and fixture that way, too!)
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Rated Lumens: 800 (Each)
Recommended for enclosures under 13in tall
Relatively low operating temperature
13W 18W 23W 32W
$5.49/ea 18W
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Rated Lumens: 1000-1100 (Each)
Recommended for enclosures 13-18in tall
Medium operating temperature
13W 18W 23W 32W
$5.99/ea 23W
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Rated Lumens: 1400-1500 (Each)
Recommended for enclosures 16-24 tall
High operating temperature
13W 18W 23W 32W
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Not recommended for most temperate/tropical vivariums due to heat output
Rated Lumens: 1800+ (Each)
Recommended for horticultural and custom applications
Very high operating temperature

Plant Growth T5HO Bulbs

The same horticultural T5HOs we use to grow plants at NEHERP

Agricultural Plant Growth T5HO Bulbs
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NEHERP Staff Description
Our T5HO tubes offer plenty of output at a great price. These are from the same horticultural brand of T5HOs we use in our grow rooms at NEHERP, and you can see a bunch of them in action in our Grow Room Gallery. These are rated for 6400k color temperature, and their full spectrum light output ensures a naturally-realistic appearance. These are compatible with both of the Jumpstart T5HO fixtures we carry, as well as other brands of 24in and 48in fixtures on the market. If you've bought plants from NEHERP, you might have already seen what these bulbs can do! :-) T5HOs are rated in nominal length, with actual dimensions listed below the add to cart button.
Shipping Info For 48in Size
Due to the ever-raising prices at FedEx and USPS, the longer models are now getting whacked with a pretty big "oversize shipping fee". We sincerely apologize for the shipping cost (especially if you aren't local) on the longer bulbs, but our hands are tied for the moment. On the bright side, the dimensional weight the shippers follow allows us to ship up to 20 bulbs at the same price! If you are only looking for 1-2 bulbs and live far enough away to make shipping costs especially high, it may be worth visiting a local hydroponics shop for the 48in models. :-) Thankfully the 24in bulbs are well under the size cut-off for the fee, so shipping remains reasonable. :-)
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24in 48in
$7.99/ea 24in

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Lumens: 2400 (Each)
Recommended for enclosures 16-24in tall
True Dimensions: 0.625in X 23in
24in 48in
$11.99/ea 48in

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Lumens: 5000 (Each)
Recommended for enclosures 16-24in tall
True Dimensions: 0.625in X 45.8in

Zoo Med ReptiSun UVB Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

The #1 Fluorescent UVB Reptile Lamp

Zoo Med Reptisun UVB CFLs
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Why we recommend Zoo Med UVB Bulbs

Zoo Med or Exo Terra UVB CFL

Zoo Med sets the standard for Reptile UVB lighting, and their user reviews are sky-high by comparison to a few other mainstream brands. Our recommendation goes a step further than that, though. While no manufacturer seems to print color temperature on their product packaging, Zoo Med's bulbs appear closer to the recommended 5000-6500K color temperature range than other brands. (Seen in the photo above) An appropriate color temperature like this one plays a big part in how naturally accurate a live vivarium will appear to the human eye. It's just an aesthetic observation, but that's important when we're working with a beautiful living environment. While many brands of UVB light will work, Zoo Med's bulbs will work and produce naturally accurate light for a live vivarium. :-)

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NEHERP Staff Note About UVB:
Ultraviolet B light is a type of radiation which assists many species in the natural creation of vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 assists in strengthening bones, metabolizing calcium, and helps prevent certain problems associated with keeping reptiles in captivity. Not all Reptile species will require a UVB light, so it's important to do your research before selecting a UVB light source. It's important to note that UVB light is not necessary for plant growth or health, and should be provided only if the animal species will benefit from it! For the best information regarding your specific animal species and it's potential for requiring UVB light, we recommend Googling "(Your Species) + UVB Requirements".
NEHERP Staff Description:
Zoo Med sets the standard in herp-hobby UVB producing bulbs. A few hobbyist-driven UVB comparisons showed Zoo Med's UVB products outperformed other major brand names for UVB output, and we're big fans of the ReptiSun line at NEHERP. On a visual (not related to UVB) note,the "cool" color temperature of Zoo Med's UVB Bulbs appears to fall somewhere between our recommended range of 5000-6700K, while other brands look far more yellow (less natural) for a live vivarium environment. Rated for 5% UVB output, and 30% UVA output.
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Selecting A Fixture:
For most bioactive live vivariums, a UVB light source is added as a supplement to the lighting used to illuminate the enclosure. Everything in this paragraph assumes you'll be using one of our Vivarium Lighting Kits or recommended alternatives! If your enclosure is 12-13in deep (front to back), we'd recommend using a simple 12in terrarium hood. Enclosures of these dimensions are too shallow to fit a deep dome fixture along with an appropriate vivarium lighting solution. Exo Terra and Zoo Med both have great options, and we recommend matching the fixture to your enclosure when possible. Aquariums can use either fixture brand, but Zoo Med's is thinner and easier to fit! Both Zoo Med and Exo Terra enclosures are designed to fit two of their corresponding fixtures on top, so it'll look nice and perform well! Enclosures which are 18in or deeper (front to back) can utilize a simple Deep Dome Fixture which will reflect the optimum amount of light into the enclosure while keeping costs as low as possible. For other applications, don't hesitate to reach out via email for advice! For almost all enclosures, we typically add the UVB-containing fixture towards the background where the animal is most likely to bask. Placing your plant-growth lights towards the front will also encourage plants to grow towards the viewer, which looks great once things mature.
13W 5.0 13W 10.0 26W 5.0 26W 10.0
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13W 5.0 - Effective UVB Basking Range: 5-7in
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13W 10.0 - Effective UVB Basking Range: 5-8in
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26W 5.0 - Effective UVB Basking Range: 6-10in
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26W 10.0 - Effective UVB Basking Range: 10-12in

Zoo Med UVB T5HO Bulbs

The industry standard in UVB lighting

Zoo Med UVB T5HO Bulbs
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NEHERP Staff Description
Zoo Med's T5HO UVB Bulbs have always been our shop favorite, and the performance is tough to beat. Please check Zoo Med's Chart for information about ideal usage & effective range. Those are important data points to keep in mind while planning your terrarium's basking spot and picking a bulb. Zoo Med's T5HOs have a daylight color spectrum (~6000-6500K range), which looks absolutely great over a live vivarium.
Manufacturer Description
Stronger UVB and Brighter Light. UVB 10.0 is twice as strong as standard ReptiSun 5.0 Lamps! T5HO Tubes have increased UVB Output, and are perfect for larger reptile habitats (see lamp distance notes on package). Helps to prevent or reverse Metabolic Bone Disease commonly seen in captive reptiles. Used and recommended by Zoos, Veterinarians, and top reptile professionals. High quality Made in Germany.
5.0 22in 10.0 22in
5.0 46in 10.0 46in
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$24.99/ea 5.0 22in
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5.0 22in For 24in Fixtures
Effective Range: 5-22in (See Chart)
5.0 22in 10.0 22in
5.0 46in 10.0 46in
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$25.99/ea 10.0 22in
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10.0 22in For 24in Fixtures
Effective Range: 6-30in (See Chart)
5.0 22in 10.0 22in
5.0 46in 10.0 46in
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$28.99/ea 5.0 46in
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5.0 46in For 48in Fixtures
Effective Range: 5-22in (See Chart)
5.0 22in 10.0 22in
5.0 46in 10.0 46in
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Effective Range: 6-30in (See Chart)
5.0 22in 10.0 22in
5.0 46in 10.0 46in
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Note:
We stock 24 & 48in bulbs only, and only ship the 24in models due to shipping costs & risks. If you are local, we hope you'll pick 'em up from us at our showroom. Otherwise bulbs over 24in can cost a small business a small fortune to ship, so if you are looking for a shipping option, feel free to check Amazon at the link below.

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Compatible Fixtures Listed Below

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Exo Terra Compact Tops

Our favorite fixtures for screw-in LEDs & CFLs

Exo Terra Compact Tops
Exo Terra Compact Tops

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NEHERP Staff Description
The Exo Terra Compact Top Canopy is a compact fluorescent terrarium canopy designed for use with Exo Terra Glass Terrariums, but can be used for a wide variety of enclosures. This easy-to-install canopy accommodates compact fluorescent bulbs, LEDs, and even low wattage incandescent bulbs. Optional accessories like Exo Terra's Digital Thermometer and Hygrometer can be slid into the special sliding rim on the top of the canopy for a great finished look. Hoods 12" smaller have 1 on/off light switch, and larger hoods have 2. Max CFL bulb wattage: 26W. Max incandescent bulb wattage: 25W.
Fitment Information
The versatility of these fixtures is part of why we like them so much. Every Exo Terra Natural CFL, UVB CFL, and Plant Growth CFL (up to 26W) we carry will fit into every Exo Terra Compact Top. When it comes to LEDs, every one of our Jungle Dawn & Value Grow horizontal LEDs (under 7.5in) will fit, too! Never mix CFL bulbs and LEDs in a single fixture, since doing so will cause the LED(s) to overheat.
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8in 12in 18in 24in 36in
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8in 12in 18in 24in 36in
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Holds 1 Bulb | 11.8in x 3.5in x 5.9in
8in 12in 18in 24in 36in
$38.99/ea 18in
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Holds 2 Bulbs | 17.7in x 3.5in x 7.8in
8in 12in 18in 24in 36in
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8in 12in 18in 24in 36in
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Jump Start T5HO Fixtures w/Bulbs

With Integrated Timers + Terrarium Appropriate Bulbs

Jumpstart T5HO Fixtures For Terrariums Jumpstart T5HO Fixture Extras For Terrariums
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NEHERP Staff Description
Even in 2020, we still use more Jump Start T5HO fixtures than any other grow light in our indoor greenhouses, and we can't say enough good things about them. They are very inexpensive, very light, fairly cool running (esp. for a T5HO!), dependable, easy to mount, and include an excellent Agrosun / Agrobrite bulb. Considering all that and the expandability of the link cables and dock kit add-ons, these are our favorite T5HOs. We're now carrying the newest models with integrated timers, which can be bypassed for commercial purposes. (Lights default to "on" when powered by default)
Manufacturer Description
This high-output, energy efficient T5 system ensures that your plants get the light they need for robust growth. The super-slim T5 Light Strip includes a 6400K full-spectrum T5 lamp, electronic ballast, hanging hardware, and power cord. The Omni-Max reflector easily snaps onto the T5 strip. The highly reflective material directs light downward, bathing your plants in full-spectrum light, and increasing your growing success. The built-in timer allows you to easily set a 12 hours on/12 hours off schedule or an 18 hours on/6 hours off schedule with a single button press. Fixtures can be linked in tandem via the optional link cable quickly and easily. The optional Modular Dock system is available for those looking to create their own 2-4 strip fixtures, and it's easy to add/remove fixtures to/from the dock to fit your needs. Dock systems include link cables, 18in removable stand legs, and are compatible with up to 4qty 48in or 24in fixtures. Link no more than 5qty 48in fixtures, 10qty 24in fixtures, or 12 18in fixtures per row.
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18in 24in 48in
Link Cables Modular Dock
$39.99/ea 18in Fixture w/Bulb

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Includes Fixture w/Timer, 6400K Bulb, 6ft Switched Cable, and Hanging Clips
18in 24in 48in
Link Cables Modular Dock
$44.99/ea 24in Fixture w/Bulb

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18in 24in 48in
Link Cables Modular Dock
$47.99/ea 36in Fixture w/Bulb

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Includes Fixture w/Timer, 6400K Bulb, 6ft Switched Cable, and Hanging Clips
18in 24in 48in
Link Cables Modular Dock
$49.99/ea 48in Fixture w/Bulb

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Includes Fixture w/Timer, 6400K Bulb, 6ft Switched Cable, and Hanging Clips
18in 24in 48in
Link Cables Modular Dock
$3.99-5.99/ea Link Cable
9in & 21in Lengths Available In-Cart
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Link Cables Modular Dock
$13.99/ea Modular Dock
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Lamp Stand

Fully adjustable metal stand for dome and wire fixtures

Light Stand For Terrarium Heat Lamps Stand For Grow Lights
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NEHERP Staff Description
This lamp stand features adjustable height, adjustable length, bendable wire-holding clips, and an all-metal construction. We've used these stands over terrariums, small-scale plant propagation projects, and on tabletop displays. They are great for suspending specialty lamps (UVB / LED Grow / Etc) over a desired surface, and the sturdy metal base holds everything tightly. The stand is adjustable in two directions from 20-38in tall, and 8-15in deep. Everything locks in place with metal-on-metal screws for a secure hold. We tried a couple of other types of stand (adhesives, plastics, and smaller bases), but this relatively old-school option remains our top choice.
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Zoo Med Deep Dome & Nano Fixtures

A great choice for heat + CFL bulbs!

Zoo Med Nano and Deep Dome Fixtures
Text Graphic: Zoo Med Nano and Deep Dome Fixtures
Text Graphic: Zoo Med Nano and Deep Dome Fixtures
Zoo Med Nano and Deep Dome Fixtures
Text Graphic: Zoo Med Nano and Deep Dome Fixtures
Text Graphic: Zoo Med Nano and Deep Dome Fixtures

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NEHERP Staff Description:
Zoo Med is the originator & innovator of the Deep Dome Fixture in this hobby. Between the brightly reflective inside, rugged black outside, and long-term proven reliability, we're glad to carry both the Mini & Standard Zoo Med Dome fixtures. These fixtures are great for everything from Mercury Vapor Bulbs, Compact Fluorescent Bulbs, Ceramic Heat Emitters, UVB Bulbs, and of course traditional heat (incandescent) bulbs. There's a separate cord and switch for every socket on each of these models, making them perfect for use with basic timers, thermostats, and more. Wattage ratings and dimensions for each model listed below the Add To Cart button.
Zoo Med is the originator & innovator of the Deep Dome Fixture in this hobby. Between the brightly reflective inside, rugged black outside, and long-term proven reliability, we're glad to carry the whole line of Zoo Med Dome fixtures. The Mini & Standard Deep Dome Models are great for everything from Mercury Vapor Bulbs, Compact Fluorescent Bulbs, Ceramic Heat Emitters, UVB Bulbs, and of course traditional heat (incandescent) bulbs. The new "Nano" models are a little more limited in scope, being ideal for very small enclosures (or small areas to heat) when used in conjunction with low wattage bulbs. There's a separate cord and switch for every socket on each of these models, making them perfect for use with basic timers, thermostats, and more. Wattage ratings and dimensions for each model listed below the Add To Cart button.
Nano Nano Double
Mini Mini Double Std. Std. Double
Mini Mini Double Std. Std. Double
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4in Diameter, 4.5in Tall
Rated 40W Max
Nano Nano Double
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Mini Mini Double Std. Std. Double
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8in Wide, 4in Deep, 4.5in Tall
Rated 40W Max Per Socket
Nano Nano Double
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Mini Mini Double Std. Std. Double
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5.5in Diameter, 7.5in Tall
Rated 100W Max
Nano Nano Double
Mini Mini Double Std. Std. Double
Mini Mini Double Std. Std. Double
$32.99/ea Mini Double
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11in Wide, 5.5in Deep, 7.5in Tall
Rated 100W Max Per Socket
Nano Nano Double
Mini Mini Double Std. Std. Double
Mini Mini Double Std. Std. Double
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8.5in Diameter, 9.75in Tall
Rated 160W Max
Nano Nano Double
Mini Mini Double Std. Std. Double
Mini Mini Double Std. Std. Double
$57.99/ea Std. Double
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16in Wide, 8.5in Deep, 9.75in Tall
160W Max Per Socket / 300W Max Overall

Zoo Med Terrarium Hoods

High quality hoods for screw-in CFLs, LEDs, or incandescent bulbs!

Zoo Med Naturalistic Terrarium Hood
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NEHERP Staff Description:
Zoo Med's terrarium hoods are made from a durable glossy black plastic which is thicker than most alternatives. Thanks to the heavier-duty components, these are the only horizontal hoods we carry which can support incandescent bulbs (up to 60W)! Their relatively thin footprint (front to back) makes them extremely useful for a variety of enclosure types and sizes, although they were specifically designed to fit perfectly on Zoo Med's Naturalistic Terrariums. The 12in models have one socket and one switch. The 18in models have two sockets and two switches. Both use a single plug.
Fitment Information:
These fixtures can support incandescent bulbs up to 60W and CFLs up to 26W with ease. The 12in model fits all Jungle Dawn & Value Grow Horizontal LEDs we carry up to 7.5in. If you'd like to use LEDs on the 18in model, it's important to use one (short) 9W Jungle Dawn in the shorter-socket, since the longer Jungle Dawn & Value Grow LEDs won't fit due to the hood's offset-socket setup. The larger side can fit the longer (up to 7.5in) LEDs without issue. If you'll be using an incandescent bulb and a CFL together in an 18in fixture, it's important to note that only Zoo Med's Reptisun UVB CFLs are the only ones in our lineup marketed for that purpose. Never mix LEDs with Incandescent or CFL bulbs in a single fixture since doing so will cause the LED to overheat.
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Holds 1 Bulb | 12in x 5in x 3 3/8in
12in 18in
$38.99/ea 18in
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